Toronto Commercial Real Estate Finance

CMLS Financial is Canada’s leader in the commercial mortgage market. With market presence in nine major Canadian commercial centres, we offer an unbeatable combination of national presence and local expertise. Our team of local commercial real estate finance experts has the insights and industry know-how to help you get your deals done.

Pierre Bergevin

Pierre Bergevin

Senior Vice President, Head of National Advisory

As National Head of CMLS Advisory, Pierre Bergevin is focused on the expansion and scope of services offered to our clients. Mr. Bergevin brings over 30 years of experience in real estate advisory across all aspects of the business both in domestic and international markets. After a decade of production at a global real estate brokerage, Mr. Bergevin moved into leadership and developed numerous business lines prior to serving as Canadian CEO.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2020, Mr. Bergevin held a key leadership position at a global real estate investment bank, focused on institutional coverage. Mr. Bergevin split his time between New York and Toronto while supporting the growth and development of other international markets. Pierre holds a BSc from The University of Western and Honours in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business. Pierre currently serves on the Board of the YMCA of Greater Toronto and is a former Board Member of REALPAC.

647.715.3860
pierre.bergevin@cmls.ca
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Giulio Amodeo

Giulio Amodeo

Vice President | Agent, Real Estate Finance

Giulio Amodeo handles various types of financing, with particular expertise in construction and development financing. He works with privately owned development and real estate investment companies. Mr. Amodeo has 27 years of experience in the commercial finance industry.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2011, Mr. Amodeo spent 20 years with several prominent Canadian financial institutions. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University.

647.288.9322
giulio.amodeo@cmls.ca
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Andrea Cali, CFA, MFin

Andrea Cali, CFA, MFin

Director

Andrea Cali is responsible for building the construction and interim financing platform at CMLS. With 8 years’ experience in commercial and construction real estate financing, she has financed a diverse range of asset classes including land development, residential, commercial/office and special use asset classes such as hotel, student residences and retirement residences.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2018, Ms. Cali held positions at several institutions across the financing spectrum and has developed a strong understanding of the construction financing eco-system in Ontario. Ms. Cali holds a Master of Finance from Queens University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

647.729.8436
andrea.cali@cmls.ca
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Rob Caparelli

Rob Caparelli

Managing Director | Broker, Real Estate Finance

Rob Caparelli handles various types of financing for all types of income-producing properties, both conventional and CMHC insured, as well as high-yield financing opportunities. He works with commercial real estate investors across all asset classes. Mr. Caparelli has over 5 years of experience in the commercial real estate and has been involved with transactions totaling nearly $1B.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2014, Mr. Caparelli attended college in Lake Forest Illinois. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Lake Forest College.

647.288.9316
rob.caparelli@cmls.ca
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Paul Fallone, MBA

Paul Fallone, MBA

Vice President | Agent, Real Estate Finance

Paul Fallone has an extensive background in financing all types of income producing assets in major markets across Canada, with a particular focus on apartment, retail, office, and industrial buildings in Ontario and Quebec. His transaction experience includes an aggregate deal value exceeding $10B with a variety of products including term, value-add, and construction loans. He works with institutional investors and advisors, REITs, and private developers. Mr. Fallone has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2017, Mr. Fallone held various senior management positions at several prominent Canadian and international financial institutions. Mr. Fallone holds a Bachelor degree from Ryerson University, a Master of Business Administration and a post-graduate Diploma in Real Estate Development from The Schulich School of Business, York University.

647.960.8989
paul.fallone@cmls.ca
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Paula Gasparro

Paula Gasparro

Vice President | Agent, Real Estate Finance

Paula Gasparro handles various types of financing for all income producing assets in major markets across Canada, with a focus on CMHC insured financing for Multi-Unit Rentals, Affordable Housing, Seniors Housing, Student Housing. She works with institutional investors and advisors, REITs, and private developers. She has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2018, Paula held senior management positions at Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) for 16 years, bringing in depth expertise in commercial underwriting, product development, and policy.

647.205.2869
paula.gasparro@cmls.ca
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Matt Hadaway, CFA

Matt Hadaway, CFA

Assistant Vice President, Real Estate Finance

Matt Hadaway handles various types of financing for all types of income-producing assets in major markets across Canada, with a focus on CMHC insured multi-unit rentals. Matt works with institutional investors, advisors, REITs, and private developers across all asset classes. Mr. Hadaway has over 3 years of experience in commercial real estate.

Prior to joining CMLS, Mr. Hadaway held various roles at non-bank financial institutions where he underwrote loans for all types of real estate income-producing assets. Mr. Hadaway attended Wilfrid Laurier University where he earned an Honours BBA, focusing on finance and minoring in economics. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

647.715.3869
matt.hadaway@cmls.ca
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Chris Minor

Chris Minor

Vice President | Agent, Real Estate Finance

Chris Minor is an expert in all income-producing assets, with a particular focus on multi-family, industrial and retail. He works with income-producing owners and developers across Canada. Mr. Minor has 13 years of experience in commercial mortgages.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2013, Mr. Minor worked for over a decade in the commercial real estate lending industry. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto with a major in economics.

647.288.9317
chris.minor@cmls.ca
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Greg Russell, BSc, MBA

Greg Russell, BSc, MBA

Vice President & Managing Director | Agent, High Yield and Construction

Greg Russell is responsible for management of the high yield and construction financing platform in Canada. He has more than 25 years of experience in the commercial mortgage industry.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2015, Mr. Russell held key senior management positions at institutional and non-institutional lenders. He has extensive experience in the enhanced yield sector of the market. Mr. Russell was a key member of a private lending platform that was built from the ground up. He holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba.

647.288.9326
greg.russell@cmls.ca
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Chris Sharp, CFA

Chris Sharp, CFA

Vice President | Broker, Real Estate Finance

Chris Sharp has financed a variety of income-producing asset types over the course of his career, establishing relationships with borrowers and commercial mortgage brokers. He has nearly 30 years of experience in commercial finance.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2009, Mr. Sharp held senior origination and management positions with a variety of Canadian and international financial institutions. He arranged financing for commercial real estate, golf and resort properties, and construction/development projects. He was also involved in equipment and asset-based lending. Mr. Sharp is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

647.288.9313
chris.sharp@cmls.ca
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Matt Simpson, MBA, CIM®

Matt Simpson, MBA, CIM®

Vice President, Real Estate Finance

Matt Simpson handles various types of financing across all asset classes with a focus on advising his clients on all types of commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Simpson has over 13 of experience in the commercial banking at a major Canadian financial institution, as well as 5 years in mid-market investment banking.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2022, Mr. Simpson held senior roles in commercial banking and launched a private fund that was built from the ground up. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business and is a Chartered Investment Manager.

416.705.3282
matt.simpson@cmls.ca
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Erin Solmundson

Erin Solmundson

Assistant Vice President, Real Estate Finance

Erin Solmundson handles various types of financing for all asset classes of income-producing properties, including conventional and CMHC insured, as well as high-yield financing opportunities across all Canadian markets. Ms. Solmundson has over 5 years of experience in commercial real estate financing.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2022, Ms. Solmundson held various roles at non-bank lender institutions focused primarily on commercial credit risk management and investor relations. Ms. Solmundson has a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in real estate management and finance from the Ryerson University.”

647.715.7396
erin.solmundson@cmls.ca
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